7TH GRADE MATH & SPELLING
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam
Greetings! Wow! We made it. This is the last week of the school year. I am so excited about the fun activities planned for the next five days. Please note: We will attend school on Friday until noon. Breakfast will be served before the students head over to the Civic Center for program practice.
The students have been doing a wonderful job memorizing Horatius at the Bridge. Please encourage them to continue working toward mastery of their section (I told them to practice in front of a mirror). During the presentation, students will wear Roman period clothing. The costume need not be purchased. An elegantly draped bedsheet makes a wonderful toga! ALL COSTUMES WERE TO BE SENT TO SCHOOL BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017. If your child has not sent a costume, please do so. Thank you for your assistance.
DATES TO REMEMBER
- Wednesday, May 24th – Field Day (Wear class t-shirt, jeans or shorts, and old tennis shoes)
- Thursday, May 25th – Rehearsal for end of the year program
- Friday, May 26th – Half -day (school dismisses at 12:30 P.M.); rehearsal for end of the year program
- Friday, May 26th – Year end program (students should arrive at 6 P.M. and should wear formal attire)
- Tuesday, May 23rd – Third Form Latin
- Tuesday, May 23rd – Literature
The Master’s Class website is a very important tool. I encourage you to use it often. The website provides information about your child’s math, Latin, and spelling, as well as details for other subjects.
Communication is very important. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email, notes, text messages, or phone calls. I will reply to messages received during school hours after 4 P.M. If you have an important message that requires my immediate attention, please contact the school office at 812-268-7737 (PREP).
It’s been a pleasure getting to know each of you better. This has been a GREAT year!
Students finished reading Tom Sawyer. We will take a quiz Tuesday.
2ND FORM LATIN
Students will review Lesson 26. We will not have a quiz. 🙂
3RD FORM LATIN
Students will study the Unit IV Review. We will have a quiz Tuesday, May 23rd.
ENGLISH GRAMMAR & COMPOSITION/ SPELLING
Students will create year books for their final English project.
Students are reading the Odyssey. We will not take any tests over this material.
THE HOLIEST OF ALL: AN EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS
Students will continue an in-depth study of the book of Hebrews. They should bring their Bibles to class. This week, we will study Chapter 10.
Students will study Unit 9. We will complete maps and some worksheets, but we will not take a test.
|Ask a Question: The scientific method starts when you ask a question about something that you observe: How, What, When, Who, Which, Why, or Where?|
|Do Background Research: Rather than starting from scratch in putting together a plan for answering your question, you want to be a savvy scientist using library and Internet research to help you find the best way to do things and insure that you don’t repeat mistakes from the past.|
|Construct a Hypothesis: A hypothesis is an educated guess about how things work. It is an attempt to answer your question with an explanation that can be tested. A good hypothesis allows you to then make a prediction:
“If _____[I do this] _____, then _____[this]_____ will happen.”State both your hypothesis and the resulting prediction you will be testing. Predictions must be easy to measure.
|Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment: Your experiment tests whether your prediction is accurate and thus your hypothesis is supported or not. It is important for your experiment to be a fair test. You conduct a fair test by making sure that you change only one factor at a time while keeping all other conditions the same.You should also repeat your experiments several times to make sure that the first results weren’t just an accident.|
|Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion: Once your experiment is complete, you collect your measurements and analyze them to see if they support your hypothesis or not.Scientists often find that their predictions were not accurate and their hypothesis was not supported, and in such cases they will communicate the results of their experiment and then go back and construct a new hypothesis and prediction based on the information they learned during their experiment. This starts much of the process of the scientific method over again. Even if they find that their hypothesis was supported, they may want to test it again in a new way.|
|Communicate Your Results: To complete your science fair project you will communicate your results to others in a final report and/or a display board. Professional scientists do almost exactly the same thing by publishing their final report in a scientific journal or by presenting their results on a poster or during a talk at a scientific meeting. In a science fair, judges are interested in your findings regardless of whether or not they support your original hypothesis|